More shoreline discussion


Chatham-Kent residents are being asked to register to reserve their seat for the next information sessions regarding the Chatham-Kent Lake Erie Shoreline Study.

A total of four sessions will be held June 19 and June 20, all in the all-purpose room at Erieau Fire Station #14, 780 Ross Lane, Erieau.

The same information will be provided at each session.

On June 19, there will be a session from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and a session from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On June 20, sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Due to capacity limits, space for each session is limited. Municipal officials ask that you register for a specific session by calling 519-360-1998, by June 14. Preference for seating will be given to those who have registered.

The Chatham-Kent Lake Erie Study Team has now completed the research portion of the work on the future impacts of climate change on coastal storms.

First, the group will summarize the results of the erosion and flooding vulnerability assessment, along with the risk to existing buildings and infrastructure. A facilitated question and answer session will follow.

Then, the Study Team wants to engage participants in discussions on building community resilience and what adaptation strategies are needed to support this goal.

Small breakout groups will be used to explore long-term solutions to the erosion and flooding challenges along the Lake Erie shoreline.

The meeting will conclude with a summary discussion of the breakout group recommendations and next steps for the study.



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